What a great movie.
This is the story of Lou Gehrig and I have to watch it every year. You can catch Babe Ruth playing himself.
Gehrig died in 1939 at age 36, a couple of months short of his 37th birthday.
His numbers are legendary: .340 career batting average, 494 HR & 1,995 RBI. Add to this 2,721 hits in 2,164 games PLUS the 2,130 consecutive game streak. Lou played in 7 World Series and was the clean up hitter of the 1927 Yankees!
This is a Hollywood version. However, it depicts Lou correctly. Lou was a gentleman and a team player:
“The Pride Of The Yankees” (1942)…..still my favorite baseball movie…. https://t.co/YRqqBNWxJB via @amazon
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 26, 2017